My first impression was positive and now, two days later, is even more favourable, if not enthusiastic: the new Canada’s Food Guide is simple and concise, clear in its message, and visually appealing. Based on the revision process, I also believe the Guide is credible, evidence-based, up-to-date, and more inclusive.
The food guide snapshot provides guidance on food choices (what to eat)…
…and guidance on food habits (how to eat)…
Healthy Food Choices
Make it a habit to eat a variety of healthy foods each day.
Healthy Eating Habits
Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat.
The Food Guide resources also include recipes as well as tips on meal planning, healthy snacks, eating on a budget, eating in different environments, and eating during different life stages. I’m grateful to all the experts who provided their expertise to the development of the Guide and I’m thrilled with the final result: an attractive, practical, informative guideline for healthy eating. So from this dietitian, a big thank you with a big smile! I’m looking forward to using this resource in my practice, particularly in the monthly Stroke Education Sessions provided to patients and their families.
And there’s more: I’m discovering new resources and features as I explore the Canada’s Food Guide Web site and read reactions to it during launch week; for health care professionals and the curious public, some additional resources worth reading include: